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Furnishing Idea is the portal dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, designed to bring together different professionals such as architects, designers, carpenters, furniture makers and manufacturers active in the furniture market who represent the reference point in terms of innovation and quality of the product offered. On the other hand, the portal aims to provide a valid information service focused on products, projects, events and fairs and everything that revolves around the world of components, semi-finished products and accessories for the furniture industry.


The portal is divided into different sections where you can explore the different products according to different categories, get in touch with manufacturers, download catalogues to keep up with industry trends and watch videos of interviews with the best professionals and manufacturers.


In the articles section you can find all the information about the most innovative product technologies, such as furniture materials, furniture accessories and systems, furniture machinery, furniture hardware, manufactured by manufacturers with a solid experience in the field. In the companies section there is an overview of the manufacturers registered on our portal, divided by product category, where you can contact us for any request. Our portal also has a special catalogues section to allow professionals and operators in the sector to view in a practical way all the catalogues relating to the various products (furniture hardware, upholstery materials, furniture paints, etc.). In addition, to allow easy consultation of the products, our portal has reserved a product section, organized by categories, where you can find out about the technical characteristics, materials and functionality of each product. The video section, on the other hand, presents numerous video interviews given by professionals and manufacturers that report news, insights and informative content on the best technologies in the sector.


In addition, to keep you constantly informed you can also consult our Journal section which contains all the Furnishing Idea magazines dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, such as the edition dedicated to Sicam or Interzum, two of the most important trade fairs in the sector. The magazines can be consulted from the portal or easily downloadable in pdf format.


Thanks to the trust placed in us by many manufacturers, our portal is now recognized both nationally and internationally. In fact, there are already many internationally recognized and established companies in the sector, including the AIPEF group (Italian Flexible Expanded Polyurethanes Companies) which promotes scientific information on the use of flexible polyurethane foam in the sectors in which it is used.

interzum award 2023: registrations open for the Koelnmesse design competition
The exhibitors of interzum 2023, scheduled in Cologne from 9 to 12 May, have until 24 February 2023 to present their new products, materials, solutions and projects for the furniture industry and interior design and participate in the interzum award 2023, the design competition that Koelnmesse is hosting for the twelfth time, in collaboration with Red Dot.

The award underlines the importance of design, sustainability and innovation as elements capable of providing added value and is used by the winners to more effectively promote the validity of their products.

An international jury of experts will select the most innovative products in the sector in the "Function & Components", "Materials & Nature", "Textile & Machinery" categories and in the new "Neo Ecology" category, which recognizes the innovations most attentive to respect for environment.


Neo Ecology: a new category in competition

This year's central theme for interzum, the leading international trade fair for the subcontracting of the furniture and interior design industry, is "Neo Ecology" with the aim of giving impetus to a more sustainable economy by emphasizing the key issues of the future, such as sustainability, climate protection and resource efficiency. All the more reason for the interzum award 2023 to address this topic, so that companies, for the first time, can enter their innovations in the new "Neo Ecology" category.

"Today, issues related to respect for the environment such as resource conservation, sustainability and the circular economy are also involving the subcontracting industry", explains interzum director Maik Fischer. “The industry itself is proposing innovative concepts and solutions for products, production methods and materials. By awarding an award in the 'Neo Ecology' category, we want to recognize their relevance and help raise their profile."


An international jury of experts

The international jury of experts, made up of authoritative members such as Luisa Bocchietto, Katrin de Louw, Frederik Lauwaert, Kristina Mayer, Sascha Peters, Martin Stosch and Peter Zec, will evaluate all the participants in the competition in terms of design quality, innovation potential and aspects such as sustainability or the meaningful integration of digital components. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 12 “Responsible Consumption and Production” and Goal 13 “Climate Action”, will guide the assessment in the new “Neo Ecology” category.


Awards ceremony and exhibition in presence and virtual

The recommended companies will be celebrated on 8 May 2023 during the official award ceremony to be held during the opening event of interzum 2023. The products, materials and concepts that win an award at the interzum award 2023 will be exhibited to visitors international professionals in a special exhibition that will run for the entire duration of the fair.

Furthermore, on 15 and 16 May 2023, the winning works will be presented at the interzum @home 2023 virtual event and exhibited in a dedicated virtual showroom. The online exhibition at www.interzum.com/en/award will present the awarded products and projects with text and images.

Interzum Award 2023: dates and deadlines    

Registration deadline: 24 February 2023
Jury session: 16 March 2023
Reporting of results: March 2023
Award ceremony: 8 May 2023
interzum 2023 in Cologne: 9 - 12 May 2023
Exhibition of all awarded products: 9 - 12 May 2023
Online exhibition of all awarded products: from 9 May 2023
Virtual event "interzum @home 2023": 15 - 16 May 2023

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Conecta hinge from Salice: invisible and suitable for all applications

Winner of the interzum Award High Product Quality 2023, the hinge remains completely concealed inside the door and cabinet side
Category: Furniture Hinges
Publication date: 22/05/2023
Company: Arturo Salice

interzum award 2023: innovative capabilities of furniture subcontracting companies rewarded

Neo-ecology as the central theme: products, production processes, new materials reveal the companies' focus on the sustainable economy
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 10/05/2023
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Interzum 2023: back in presence and with great potential

Over 1,400 exhibitors from around 60 countries will offer new technologies, materials and surfaces in an extremely wide range. The Italian presence is excellent
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 09/02/2023
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Fuorisalone 2022 returns in presence with a rich calendar of events and many news

The event celebrates the future of creativity, innovation and sustainability
Category: Economy, News and Fairs
Publication date: 09/05/2022

The economics of design in Italy in the Symbola Foundation Report

The value of design for the competitiveness of the national production system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 26/04/2022

Zow: Koelnmesse has decided to suspend the fair for the moment

The organizers are now focusing on interzum, the industry's leading international trade fair
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 25/03/2022
Company: ZOW - Koelnmesse GmbH

Sicam 2021: finally we start again in presence

From 12 to 15 October in Pordenone it will be possible to touch and see for oneself the novelties and the products of 542 exhibitors.
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 08/10/2021

The 2021 edition of interzum will be even bigger, more rational and easier to visit

The layout of the event will be enriched with the spaces of the new pavilion
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 29/01/2020
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

At interzum 2019 the ideas and innovations for the furniture industry and interior design

The Surfaces & Wood Design Square presents the materials for tomorrow's furniture
Category: Fairs
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Company: Interzum - Koelnmesse GmbH

Rubinetterie Treemme celebrates fifty years of success

Great attention to high quality and service
Category: Taps and fittings
Publication date: 05/02/2018